Sotomayor 2nd Amendment 07/14/2009Posted by Hotonis in Government.
Tags: constitution, Government, second amendment, sotomayor, supreme court
The new Supreme Court nominee Judge Sotomayor has been questioned about her view of the second Amendment of the United States Constitution. According to a case DC v. Heller, Sotomayor judged that states have the right to control firearms that have nothing to do with militia.
The second amendment reads:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The idea that Nunchaku could be banned from New York was used in her case to say that firearms could be regulated.
I am no lawyer, but I believe that when something that says “the right of people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” means that they will not be infringed (or regulated). I shall be posting more on Sotomayor as she continues to be interviewed.